Nov 042012

On our final day of the #HumanBrochure weekend we were invited to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. After a big weekend of separate activities the four different groups gathered under the shade of the many beautiful trees and enjoyed a lazy picnic brunch while listening to some inspirational speeches and music from local artists. We even found the time for a group photo before we all split up again, I think many new friendships were made.

Lazy brunch at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

From what we’ve seen most of Canberra seems relatively young and ‘planned’ so it was nice to explore the well established gardens and see the more ‘wild’ natural side of Canberra. The Australian National Botanic Gardens are home to a huge one third of all Australian flora so it really is a celebration of things that make Australia unique and special. No wonder it is a big hit with visitors from around the country and overseas! Twice a day you can join a free 1-hour tour guided by a friendly volunteer.

A sunny afternoon at Lake Burley Griffin

After the calm start to the day all the kids had some energy to burn so we hopped on the bus for an active afternoon at Lake Burley Griffin. Originally a man-made lake this lake is 11 kilometers long with plenty on offer for the whole family. Kids will enjoy exploring the water by paddle boat or canoe, or how about a ride around the lake on one of Mr. Spokes Signature Red Bikes? Alternatively just go for a relaxing stroll and admire the green and wildife.

Mount Ainslie lookout, amazing view!

Sadly the weekend had come to an end and we made our way back to the airport, not without stopping at Mount Ainslie, one of Canberra’s most beautiful lookouts, of course. I think all #HumanBrochure guests agreed that one weekend is just not enough to see all of Canberra!

Thanks Canberra and your lovely people for the hospitality, we’ll be back.

For more of our Canberra adventure read about #HumanBrochure Day 1 and Day 2 here.

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